Public Hearing – July 30, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING

LEVY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JULY 30, 2013

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Board of Levy County Commissioners was held on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Levy County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, with the following Commissioners present:

 

Chairman Ryan Bell

Comm. John Meeks

Comm. Mike Joyner

Comm. Danny Stevens

Comm. Chad Johnson

            Also present were:

 

County Attorney – Anne Bast Brown

County Coordinator – Fred Moody

 

 

Comm. Bell called the Public Hearing to order at 9:02 A.M.  Comm. Joyner gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

MERIDIAN BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, INC.

 

Magarita Labarta, Ph.D., President/CEO

Affilliation follow-up and funding request presentation.

 

Ms. Labarta spoke to the Board regarding funding for Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. from Levy County for the upcoming fiscal year.  Ms. Labarta informed the Board Levy County they are short in their funding for Levy County by $19,000.  The statutorily required Baker Act match amount for Levy County is $69,000.  Statistics were given of services provided to citizens of Levy County.

 

Atty. Brown stated the requirement for funding is not so much by the county to provide the match amount, but for Meridian to find the funding for this match amount.  She stated she would research the State statutes to verify this information.

 

 

BUDGET PRESENTATION

 

Sheila Rees presented amended budget information to the Board regarding grants received this year, additional cash forward and fund balances.  Approval of Resolution 2013-36 will approve the changes as provided by Mrs. Rees.

 

Comm. Bell asked if there was anyone in the audience wishing to speak for or against the proposed budget information.

 

Renate Cannon questioned which funds were decreased.

 

Mrs. Rees answered the NSP3 fund decreased by $6,932.

 

After no further questions, Comm. Bell closed the floor to public comment.

 

Comm. Stevens made a motion to approve Resolution 2013-36 as requested.  Second was made by Comm. Meeks and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

Mrs. Rees stated the budget of $62,730,153 is calculated based on the millage rate of 8.01 and there is $1,387,299 in Reserve.  The rolled back millage rate is 8.3307.  Mrs. Rees requested Board approval of a millage rate.

 

Comm. Joyner made a motion to set the tentative millage rate at 8.3307.  Second was made by Comm. Stevens and the MOTION CARRIES.

INTERVIEWS – PROFESSIONAL AND ENGINEERING RELATED SERVICES FOR RESTORE ACT

 

Interviews for Request for Proposals for Engineering and Related Services for RESTORE Act.

 

The following Engineering and Consulting firms provided presentations to the Board explaining their qualifications and experience related to professional and engineering related services for the RESTORE Act:

 

Mittauer & Associates, Inc.

Joe Mittauer, PE, President

Greg Lang, President of Community Development

 

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

Jennifer Sagan, MS – Senior Scientist/Project Manager

Charlene Stroehlen, PE – Senior Associate Engineer

Chris Mickler, PE – Senior Water Resources Engineer

Bonnie Bernardo, RLA – Landscape Architect

Lance Lumbard, MS, MBA, CLP – Senior Scientist

 

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Michael Bomar, PE – Project Manager

Tim Vanderwalker, PE – Civil Engineering

Mark Nixon

 

The meeting recessed at 10:48 A.M.

The meeting reconvened at 10:55 A.M.

 

After discussion, the Commissioners ranked the presenters as listed below:

 

Comm. Meeks         Comm. Stevens           Comm. Joyner              Comm. Johnson            Comm. Bell

1. AMEC                     Tetra Tech                   Tetra Tech                    AMEC                         Tetra Tech

2. Tetra Tech                AMEC                        AMEC                         Tetra Tech                    AMEC

3. Mittauer & Assoc.    Mittauer & Assoc.       Mittauer & Assoc.        Mittauer & Assoc.        Mittauer & Assoc.

 

Comm. Meeks made a motion to rank the presenters in the following order:

 

  1. Tetra Tech
  2. AMEC
  3. Mittauer & Assoc.

 

Second was made by Comm. Johnson and the MOTION CARRIES.

 

 

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE THE COMMISSION, THE PUBLIC HEARING ADJOURNED AT 11:12 A.M.

 

ATTEST:                                                                                             BOARD OFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERS

LEVY COUNTY,FL

 

 

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Clerk of Court, Danny J. Shipp                                                 Chairman, Ryan Bell